The demonstrators marched to the statehouse to protest the latest injustices. There were hundreds of them — angry, upset, carrying signs, and chanting. The protest leaders gave rousing speeches to thunderous cheers.
They were calling for the governor and state legislators to come out and face them, to begin a constructive dialogue on the issues, and to right the wrongs.
But neither the governor nor the legislators responded. They were elected by the people, but did not have the courage to meet with those who put them in office.
It was as if the will of the people didn’t matter anymore.
Written for Bikurgurl’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt. Photo credit: Heather Mount.